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Records Tumble Again at Belfast International

Belfast International Airport has reported its sixth successive month of record passenger figures.

The news coincides with the start of the Ryanair service to the major Catalan city of Girona, which is the airline's eleventh international route from the main Northern Ireland airport.



'Jet2holidays Carnival - All the Fun of the Fair'

Jet2holidays are back and bigger than ever at The Big Travel Trade Event 2017 with plans for a fun-filled Carnival evening!

Agents are urged to register now for the Jet2holidays Carnival as the evening is already filling up...



Caribbean Road Show Now Full

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation Road Show, taking place in Ten Square Hotel, Belfast on Tuesday, May 9 is now full.

Places were quickly snapped up and there is now a wait list in place for the oversubscribed event.



Express Shuttle Service Between Stewart Airport and NYC

The bright lights of the Big Apple just got a whole lot closer for travellers flying into Stewart International on Norwegian's new service from Belfast International to New York!

Starting on June 15, 2017 Coach USA's Stewart Airport Express will offer fast, convenient transfers between Stewart International Airport and NYC!



Local Agents Get Latest Info at Advantage Dinner

There was a good turnout of up to 40 agents at the annual Advantage Travel Partnership Dinner for Northern Ireland members.

The function was held last Thursday in Belfast's Clayton Hotel and attended by eight suppliers.



Final Places on Luxury Fam Trip Are Filled

Topflight have revealed their final winners for places on their luxury Italian VIP trip.

The latest lucky winners are: Clubworld Travel, Lisburn Road, Belfast, Abbey Travel in Dublin and Best 4 Travel, Dublin.



Dublin Airport Makes World Top Ten

Dublin Airport has been named one of the best 10 airports in the world, according to a new international survey based on passenger ratings.

Dublin was the tenth best airport in the world last year, according to users of the travel website eDreams.



Republic Will Not Introduce Electronics Ban

The Republic of Ireland is not following the electronics ban announced recently by the USA and the UK.

This means that the popular daily Turkish Airlines flights from Istanbul to Dublin are not affected by the ban on devices larger than an iphone 6 or Galaxy note in the aircraft cabin, whereas the airline's flights from Turkey to the UK are affected.



John New Out of Hours Team Leader

John Boyde (pictured) has been appointed the Out of Office Hours Team Leader for Selective Travel Management one of the leading travel management companies in the UK and Ireland.

John who joined the company in 2014 as a Business Travel Consultant now heads a team that provides 24/7 expert help to a customer base spread across the UK and Ireland.



Westminster Report Gives Anti-APD Tax a Boost

Belfast International airport says the report by the Westminster Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on Air Passenger Duty (APR) and VAT on tourism gives the campaign to do away with the passenger tax a significant boost.

The Committee called on the Northern Ireland Executive to re-examine the economic case for abolishing APD on flights and seek the full devolution of the power.



Airline's Belfast Summer Seats Top Three Million Mark

Low cost airline easyJet has added over 155,000 summer seats from Belfast to London, Malaga, Alicante, Faro, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Palma, Ibiza and Split taking the total number of easyJet seats available from Belfast over the summer (between March 26 and October 28) for the first time ever to over three million.

The airline continues to see strong growth at Belfast and now has an unrivalled network of 28 destinations including a new service to Dubrovnik which launches on May 14, 2017.



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